What We Love
- Direct beach access
- Two pools with entertainment provided by DJs or live musical acts
- Two see-and-be-seen lounges, both of which offer hand-crafted drinks and tapas-style bites
- Guestroom balconies feature dramatic Atlantic Ocean views
- Beautiful celeb-helmed restaurant with local seafood, fresh vegetables and raw bar; read our exclusive interview with Michelle Bernstein
What To Know
- Located in a quiet part of Miami Beach, but several top restaurants and nightclubs are only a five-minute walk away
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The much-hyped Thompson Miami Beach, from A-list designer Martin Brudnizki, is a unique combination of Art Deco skyscraper and 1950s glass-and-steel tower. The 380-room hotel is an avant-garde sanctuary with a soft, sandy beach in its backyard and Seagrape, a “Floridian brasserie” by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein. Small plates and main dishes at the restaurant include items such as crispy veal sweetbreads with smoky stewed cranberries, and whole Florida snapper with recado verde and potato puree. Artistic yet minimalist guestrooms and suites offer pillowtop beds on low-rise wooden platforms, pops of seafoam-green and tangerine, gourmet minibars, balconies with views of the Atlantic, and luxurious baths with rain showers and oversize robes. Lounges serve sophisticated cocktails, including the 1930s House, a throwback to a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Strut your way around the hotel’s two sexy pools, where DJs or live musical acts provide the entertainment and set the scene. Guests can also unwind in the spa (there are six outdoor cabanas) or with a treatment in the 1950s-style salon from the renowned Miami-based Junior & Hatter.
In the Area
Entertainment options in the immediate area are limited, but a number of casual eateries can be found just across the bridge, as well as Café Avanti, an Italian restaurant and wine bar. For a sizzling night out, the LIV nightclub is just a few blocks to the north, or you can hop in a cab and go to South Beach’s Story nightclub for some of the hottest celebrity performers. Directly across Biscayne Bay is the Wynwood Arts District, a unique Miami neighborhood overflowing with stunning galleries. About a mile to the south, visitors will find the Bass Museum of Art, and a few blocks past that is the New World Symphony, located at the end of the Lincoln Road Mall shopping center.
How to Get There
Stayed here one night on points before moving to the Cadillac next door (also on points). The hotel is in a great location and I’m sure some of the rooms are great. Ours was small and “dated” and not dated in a good way. I’m guessing that’s what you get for a free night without elite status. That being said, it was ok for one night. The pool service was slow late in the day when we arrived. The pools were small and very warm. It’s only April so I can only imagine how warm they are in summer. The outdoor area has a fun and funky vibe and nice landscaping that was completely ruined by a policy that doesn’t seem to restrict smoking at all. Big turn off. We headed to the smoke free Cadillac by Marriott bright and early. It’s 2019 Hyatt- Stop catering to smokers.
We purchased a day pass to the Confidante, as we rented an air b n b for other conveniences. The Confidante was an EXCELLENT place to spend the day. The pool vibe was laid back, good music but not too intrusive, chairs were comfortable, good amenities. The beach was fantastic - we rented a cabana and enjoyed a wonderful day! Our beach host, Chriscaldo was one of the best hosts I’ve ever had. He was so attentive and kind, and made sure that noting was amiss. He even made an extra run to grab a bucket of ice when I spilled mine. The Confidante delivered - I would stay there 100% when I go back to Miami Beach
Loved our time at the Confidante. Customer service was much better at the beach than the pool. Thank you Fredy and the guys at both beach huts for doing an amazing job! Sadly at the pool we had to chase down waiters to order food and drinks. Seemed understaffed for spring break. Narcise also provided excellent customer service.
Hotel has a great location. Easy beach access and beach furniture easily available. I had an oceanfront room with a balcony and the view was amazing. The room service didn't have much variety and my Cubana sandwich was not good!
I booked a room with reward points and got a spectacular oceanfront upgrade. Room was small but it was just me so that was perfect. The balcony and view were outrageously beautiful. Great hotel, staff, salad by pool was insanely good. Highly recommend this hotel.